Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Russia World Cup is already proving the doubters wrong

Is it yet time to acknowledge that the World Cup is confounding the critics and proving that Russia was an..

By Owen Polley

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Barnier is reneging on EU's 'joint report' agreement with Britain

The UK’s take on the ‘backstop’ plan to avoid a ‘hard border’ in Ireland was in the wild for just..

By Owen Polley

Friday, 8 June 2018

Russia will stage a great World Cup - let's stop sniping and enjoy it

With the World Cup in Russia less than a week away, the tournament is still generating more cynicism than excitement,..

By Owen Polley

Monday, 4 June 2018

Desperation as government seeks an Irish border solution

Among unionists in Ulster, there is a deep-seated fear that, because the Irish government and nationalists have consistently thrown the..

By Owen Polley

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The abortion referendum could threaten the future of Northern Ireland

The votes in last week’s abortion referendum in the Republic of Ireland had not yet all been counted when campaigners..

By Owen Polley

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

In defence of Jamie Oliver, and down with Alex Massie

Multi-millionaire, celebrity activists are never likely to win many popularity contests among the public and media commentators. The TV chef,..

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 17 May 2018

May is letting Barnier and Varadkar walk all over her

“The whole map of Europe has changed”, Sir Winston Churchill observed, some years after the first world war, “but as..

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Varadkar and Barnier's disgraceful provocations on Brexit could seriously damage Ireland

This week, as part of his ongoing campaign to weaponise the issue and confound the British government, the EU Commission’s..

By Owen Polley

Friday, 27 April 2018

Conservatives should defend the Lords - even if it's a pain over Brexit

In the disorientating landscape of UK politics during Brexit, a supposedly ‘High Tory’ Conservative, Jacob Rees-Mogg, is threatening an ancient..

By Owen Polley